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Senior Cosco executive leaps to his death in Taipei

A senior executive from Cosco leapt to his death from a high-rise hotel in Taipei early this morning.

Jia Libin, the 39-year-old managing director of China Shipping Development (Hong Kong) Marine, a subsidiary of Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation, jumped from a window of the 15th floor of the Sunworld Dynasty Hotel in the Taiwanese capital, having left a nine-page suicide note in his room.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


  1. Would love to know what he wrote in the nine page suicide note! Heartbreaking that that he felt suicide was the only way out of whatever situation he was in. Praying his words can in some strange way shed light on why & offer some comfort to his family.

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